Ages Birth - 2
Ottawa Library’s 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is a fun, exciting, and free way to start your child on the path to success!
Any child from birth to the start of Kindergarten can participate. Any reading counts! If you read a book several times, count it! If you listen to a book during storytime, count it! Every book counts!
You will earn a badge every 30 minutes and a prize every 60 minutes! Set a timer and log how long you read (you can also scan the barcode of your books or add the titles to keep track of what you have read).
Once you have earned a prize, come into the library and scratch off a ticket to see what you have won! After 750 minutes you will receive a certificate of completion and a free book.
After that you can continue to read and earn a prize every 120 minutes of reading! Don't forget about the fun activities!
For every activity badge you complete, you earn a ticket to be entered into Family Prize pack drawing. Each activity gets you another entry into the drawing. Drawings will be done randomly throughout the summer.
Ages 12 - 18
Log your reading and earn a badge and an entry into weekly drawings for every 30 minutes you read. The more you read, the more entries you earn!
Check out the Activity Badges as a way to earn extra entries..
Every week we will draw three winners that can pick their prize from tons of great choices, from local gift cards, books, electronics, and more! All the entries will be used to draw three mega winners at the end of the challenge.
Ages 18 +
Log your reading and earn a badge and an entry into weekly drawings if you read at least an hour every week. The more you read, the more entries you earn!
Complete "Activity Badges" to earn extra entries.
Weekly drawings, winners may choose a prize: books, t-shirts, local gift cards, etc. All the entries will be used to draw two mega winners at the end of the challenge.